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Event Details

2019 Gold Coast Open Premier

  • Date : 27 Jun 2019 - 01 Jul 2019
  • Venue : Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters, Cnr Markeri St & Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters 4218
  • Adult Price : $ 130 Per Player
    Concession Price : $ 130 Per Player
    Junior Price : $ 130 Per Player

Event Details

Gardiner Chess are delighted to present the Gold Coast Open. This year we are seeking to create bigger and better opportunities for everyone involved. The Premier Division (Formerly known as Open Division) will be a 9 round swiss event. We are hoping this creates some norm possibilities whilst eliminating the brutal 3 round Saturday of years past. This event will be FIDE, ACF and QLD Junior rated.

Entry Requirements:

Minimum ACF rating of 1700 or FIDE rating of 1800


Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters, Cnr Markeri St & Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters 4218


Thursday 27th:

Registration  5.30pm – 6.00pm

Round 1: 7.00pm

Friday 28th:

Round 2: 10.00am

Round 3: 3.30pm

Saturday 29th:

Round 4: 10.00am

Round 5: 3.30pm

Sunday 30th:

Round 6: 10.00am

Round 7: 3.30pm

Monday 1st:

Round 8: 9.00am

Round 9: 2.30pm


A total of two half point byes are available to take in this tournament, apart from the last two rounds where only zero point byes may be taken.

Time Control:

90 minutes per player + 30 seconds per move from the start.

Entry Fees:

GM/WGM/IM/WIM – Free (if registered by Thursday 20th June)

Early Bird (paid by May 31) – $110

Normal Entry – $130

1 pen per person will be provided, additional pens will be $1 per pen.


1st – $1500, 2nd – $1000, 3rd – $500, 4th – $300, 5th – $250, 6th – $200, 7th – $150, 8th – $100

Under 2200 and Under 2000 (FIDE) 1st – $200, 2nd – $100




Whilst Gardiner Chess voluntarily provides “play areas” for the use of younger chess players at various venues, these areas are not provided for purposes of “child care” and their use is subject to the oversight of the parents or guardians of these younger chess-players.

It is not the role of Arbiters to “police” areas outside of the playing venue – their role is to ensure that chess games are played in accordance with the rules and ensuring order in the playing venue. Supervision of children outside of the playing hall is solely the responsibility of the parent or caregiver, not the Arbiter or Organiser of the tournament.


Please ensure you have read the Event Policies and Procedures.


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